Whitehorse RCMP is looking to the public for recommendations on policing priorities for 2023 / 2024, through a survey that will be available until March 3, 2023. This is the second year that the Whitehorse RCMP Detachment has used a survey to seek input from the public.
The survey allows those who live in Whitehorse to have a say in the Detachment priorities and Annual Performance Planning activities. The Minister of Justice identifies policing priorities for the Yukon RCMP on a yearly basis, and the priorities are based on the work provided by the Yukon Police Council and the Department of Justice. Whitehorse RCMP Detachment utilises these policing priorities along with consultation from the Whitehorse community, local leadership, governments, and stakeholders to ensure that police officers in the city focus on issues of identified importance.
"Last year, with our first survey available to the Whitehorse public, we were pleased to hear from so many people, and gain a new perspective in setting out priorities this year," says Sgt. Dustin Grant, acting Whitehorse RCMP Detachment Commander. "The top results told us that the community wants to see police engaged with investigations into illegal drug-related offences, property crime, and driving, and that has been reflected in our priorities and our actions. We will also continue to consider calls for service, statistics and crime trends from previous years, and community partner and stakeholder input."
Information about the 2022/2023 Whitehorse RCMP policing priorities is available here.
The final date to submit survey responses is March 3, 2023. Survey results and the Annual Priorities will be shared with the public after results are reviewed and compiled. This is the second time that a survey is being utilised to reach the public, and it will be available in the following ways:
- An online survey has been set up on the Survey Monkey website and is available here until March 3, 2023 (disponible aussi en français);
- Paper copies and a drop box will be available at Whitehorse RCMP Detachment front desk until March 3, 2023;
- A labelled drop box will be available during business hours in the lobby at the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, located at 302 Steele St #101, Whitehorse, from February 24, 2023, until March 3, 2023;
- An email can be sent to email@example.com for an electronic copy of the survey; when completed they can be printed and submitted to a drop box or emailed back.
Answers will be kept anonymous but an option for individuals who wish to be contacted is available. Thank you to the public for helping to shape the Whitehorse RCMP detachment priorities.